The Governing Board acts as the overall leadership and authorization of the integrated data system. As such, it oversees I2D2 priorities for involvement in projects and contributes to procedure and policy decisions.
The Data Stewardship Committee comprises agency stakeholders that are appointed by Directors of data-contributing agencies to provide project authorization and translation, and data use advocation between departments.
I2D2 commissions advisory groups to support individual projects before, during, and after their approval. These groups consist of relevant data experts, program and policy leaders, and members of the academic community with expertise in the relevant topic to provide input and feedback and support translation of findings into action.
Every project follows a standard set of processes from initiation of the idea through dissemination of results. To maintain state leadership of the prioritized uses of I2D2, systematic processes ensure relevant representatives from each data-contributing partner are included at all stages of the work.
In order to be considered for a project, I2D2 requires:
Strong letter of support from at least one data-contributing agency.
Complete application with narrative explaining project purpose, intended outcomes, relation to policy priorities, datasets requested and project timeline.
Completed data security training.
Legal authorization from employer that assumes risk associated with data privacy/security standards.
Funding for I2D2 project support.
Time-limited use of datasets only to be analyzed according to approve project goals.
Routine discussions and presentations with state stakeholders assigned to the project-specific Community Advisory Group.
Written final report of all findings using I2D2 standard formats.
Pre-submission of all publications for privacy review and authorization.
I2D2 governing bodies uphold data confidentiality while supporting its ethical use. An overarching Memorandum of Agreement guides the partnership to authorize our governance structure and data sharing among agencies. Individual data sharing agreements between agencies and ISU authorize data sharing in accord with all federal and state regulations protecting privacy and confidentiality. Our governance plan outlines policies and procedures for implementing I2D2 from project conceptualization through to translation into evidence-based decision-making.